Area . 377,835 sq. km.
Population . 127,214,499 people.
Capital . Tokyo/Tokio
Nationality . the Japanese – 99% other – 1%
Languages . Japanese (official)
Religion . Christians 0.7%, and Buddhist 84%, other 15.3 per
Mode . monarchy
Post . the Emperor is Emperor Akihito, Prime Minister, Koizumi Juichiro
GDP . 3,55 trillion
The GDP per capita . 28,000
The annual growth rate . -0,3%
Inflation . -0,9%
Production . food industry, mechanical industry, electronic industry, R & d, metallurgy, light industry, chemical industry
Trading partners . USA, South Korea, Indonesia, Australia, Taiwan, China, Hong Kong
Nearby country . Russia, China, South Korea, North Korea
Currency . Japanese yen
Customs and regulations . Customs regulations of Japan governing the importation and exportation of goods and products is almost no different from the rules of certain legislative norms of other countries. Upon entry to Japan, foreign nationals fill in immigration card that you want to keep up to date of departure from the country. Duty free allowances 400 cigarettes or 100 cigars; three bottles of liquor, 0,5 l (0.7 Continue reading
Japan — a great place for shopping, shopping enthusiasts can find a large variety of quality products, from electronics to authentic pleasant things. The currency in the country is the Japanese yen .
Most stores in Japan are working constantly — including Saturday, Sunday and national holidays. Normal work hours — from 10:00 to 20:00. Large shopping malls close later, private shops can work on their own schedule. Some of the stores are closed on Wednesdays.
In Japan, there are large shopping centers located on several floors over a huge area, with a comfortable temperature, pleasant music, playgrounds, cafes and restaurants. These centers sell various goods: clothing, footwear, accessories, cosmetics and perfumes, electronics, books, products, etc.
In shopping centres (or outside them in the form of individual shops), there are a large number of boutiques of famous brands, some stores even considered the biggest in the world. Prices are comparable to Moscow, but the range is much wider. In addition, in Japan there is a very interesting own brands, for example — Issey Miyake. Hanae Mori. Jun Ashida. Comme Des Garcons etc.
In Japan it is not customary to haggle nor in the markets or in shops.
About Pieve for the first time I heard from the father. In the war years this soup was a sort of magic wand when the then “record” and almost meshleba when the basis for tortillas served Gusarova flour. Although, in my opinion, the taste and even elegance is not inferior to Pieve European onion soups . invariably containing himself in Eastern flavor, you will hardly serves this soup in a restaurant or at a party. Not the, so to say, the scope on the background of pilaf. Laghman and other familiar Asian delicacies and splendor. Peevy because the image serves the poor. Yes, and I confess I tried pievu only in peasant homes. But since, as we know, necessity is the mother of invention, Pieva, with all the minimalism used in it products, brought this “Holy” to taste perfection. And just once I recommend to create this wonderful dish on your own, I hope, bursting from the abundance of products cuisines. You will not regret.
I must say, Pieva, like its European counterparts, has many variations. From “naked” soup in which the onions, oil and water to soup with tomatoes and even meat. We focus though on modest but not very “bare” form, to prepare Continue reading